Profile: Caramel, Hazelnut and Cocoa
Certificate: Organic, Fairtrade
Country of Origin: Colombia & India
Process: Fully Washed
Drying: Sun Dried on Patios
Our Organic Signature Blend is a carefully balanced mix of Colombian and Indian Organic Coffee.
Our Colombian coffee beans come from Tolima, one of the 32 departments of Colombia, located in the Andean region, in the center-west of the country.
When ripe, the coffee cherries are picked and go through an initial flotation sorting to remove under-ripes, sticks, and general debris before passing through a pulping machine and working their way down the washing channels to the fermentation tanks. Here, they will sit for typically 8-14 hours, before moving to the drying patios or guardiolas for controlled drying down to 10-12% moisture.
Typically in Colombia, this is carried out on the farm, with processed cherries then being taken to a dry mill for careful grading, tasting, and blending. The coffee is stored in parchment until ready for export, when it is hulled at the dry mill and bagged for shipping.
Our India Cherry coffee beans are from the Karnataka region of India, where coffee production dominates the hill tracts of this South Indian area.
This exceptional coffee is grown organically, with the coffee farmers going over and above what organic certification requires. This includes growing coffee plants in rows beneath native shade, making use of cover crops to control weeds and making use of secondary crops to support the areas agricultural diversity.
Taking a carefully considered decision to concentrate on Robusta and not Arabica, this coffee shows that it is possible to create top end and premier grade speciality Robusta. This is what is known as R graded coffees – Robustas with the same care and commitment to quality that is recognised in the Q grading system.